O Smith/Lyall Duartet De Quincey's.

l Union Street. 333 0633. Alternate weeks.

0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus Friends Glasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112.8.30pm.


0 Liz McEwan/Jim Henry Dragonara Hotel. Belford Road. Highly recommended chanteuse.

0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. ()ne of Edinburgh‘s longest serving Trad bands

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Dixieland music. All the way from Bute.




0 Blue Note Night Club Lucifer‘s. Jamaica Street. 28-1 4600. 10.30pm—3am. Live music starts 11.45pm. Jazz disco. Live artists. Only jazz nightclub in Glasgow gets busy around midnight. Phone for details of the evening's live band. 0 Burton/Nicholson Quartet Blackfriars. Albion Street. Bebop and beyond.

0 Smith/Lyall Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Some ofthe best music in town. Sax keyboards.


0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West

Nicolson Street. Classic songs accompanied by Davy on guitar.

0 The Francis Cowan Trio with Melanie D’Reilly'l‘he Kilderkin. (‘onstitution Street. Leith. Gerry Forde on bass. Dick Lee on clarinet and sax. Francis on guitar. Melanie vocals.

0 Brian Kellogg Trio Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. 556 4901. Pianist led band.

0 Fat Sam’s Band Goodtime Emporium. Abbeymount. One of Edinburgh‘s venues for dixieland and trad.

o Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Small group. good players. in the Basin Street idiom.

0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa Craig Hotel. Mainly mainstream standards.


FRIDAY 10 Edinburgh

0 Alice House Potter Row Union. 8pm. Free.

0 Dancing BearsJaiIhouse. (‘alton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Idle Frets Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.


0 Flesh lor Lulu Strutz (below the Barrowland). £2.50 (£2). Flesh for Lulu appear at midnight.

o The Men They Couldn't Hang Glasgow University OMU. Students and friends only. £2.50. Doors open 9pm.

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l Duniermline

0 Blues ‘n' Trouble Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate. Excellent. hard-working Edinburgh blues band. (iird your loins for a good night out.


0 Sting SSEC. The most handsome. intelligent. talented singer etc. etc. the thinking woman's pin-up. swoon faint blah blah. I will be there!


0 Dead on Arrival and Avalon Jailhouse. (‘alton Road. [)()A on sometime around 2pm and folk-rock Avalon at around 10pm. Free.

0 Ranacanteen Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. A l’rican- and reggae-tinged pop. with two brightly-dressed female singerpercussionists. going nowhere. but obviously having fun doing it.

0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces Moray House Union. Holyrood Road. Scotland‘s best cajun band. even if they do hail from darkest Edinburgh. A great live act.


0 Force (To be confirmed). Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate.



SUNDAY Edinburgh

0 The Heaters Jailhouse. (‘alton Road. 10pm. Free.


0 Great Shakes Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate.



0 Dead on Arrival Jailhouse. (‘alton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Our Men in Havana Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Men They Couldn’t Hang Hoochie (‘oochie (Tub. West Tollcross. 10.30pm. £3.50. Showing that they're not riding The Pogues‘ crazed folk train. The Men are on the road again after the recovery of their lead singer from a broken jaw. Acceptable countrybilly.

TUESDAY Edinburgh

0 Sting Playhouse Theatre (Sold Out).

0 Chris Thompson’s Band Jailhouse. ('alton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Fat Sam’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.


0 East Coast RockJailhouse. ('alton Road. 10.30pm. Free. 0 Sting Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. Now wouldn't it be nice if someone gave me a couple of tickets so I could go and see Sting on my birthday? They won't of course. so it looks like I‘ll just have to sit in my

I flat with a bottle of Mescal. going



through my record collection for some ofhis GREAT moments. There have been a lot of them. but only one ‘(‘hildren‘s (‘rusade' was recorded with his current skilful but somnabulistic band. The man‘s tremendous in front of an audience. but tonight I’ll content myself with the thought that it‘s a long time since lrt’saw21 . . .




0 Skanga Jailhouse. ('alton Road. 10.30pm. Free. I lenceforth never to be called a reggae band. but a collage of musical ideas under one banner. Was that OK. Simon?

0 Lisa Scott and East Coast Rock Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.


0 Heart Industry Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate.


FRIDAY Edinburgh

0 Blues ‘n’ Trouble Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. (See Fri


0 Red Smithereen Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. I 1pm. £2 (£1 .50). That‘s right. it‘s a movie. but with greater audience partici . . . pation than most rock gigs you‘ll see this fortnight. If you‘re not going to show yourself up as what we confirmed addicts term a ‘virgin‘ you'll have to know all the catchphrases to shout at the screen and the dance steps to do up the aisles. (iood luck. and practise your pelvic thrusts twice a day. l O Styng-Rites Moray House Union. Holyrood Road. Madcap psychobilly band for whom great things may be in store. They're getting a lot of airplay on all Scottish stations and they featured recently i on Whistle Test. Live appearances are reputedly insane and brilliant. Debut single ‘Dogfish' out now. '

Glasgow 2

0 Play Dead Strutz. So would I ifI were them. £2.50 (£2). Doors open 10pm and band play at midnight. ' 0 Stampede Night Glasgow . University OMU. Featuring The I


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0 0n the local boy makes good stakes tor 1986 there is one band who no one has any doubts about and that is Love and Money. The singer and songwriter of the band, James Grant, lett Friends Again (a favourite local band of mine who never did have any success) last yearand, since the summer of ‘85 has been assembling the ingredients that have made press-people everywhere throw up their hands in delight and lay theirtype on the line by predicting Love and Money’s sure-lire success.

Grant has gathered the ultimate in pop ingredients around him, a hard, New York tunk sound, humour, cynicism, indie credibility (they are with a local label, Stampede) and major distribution (through Phonogram

Records) and, the ultimate in glamour

these days, an LP and single recorded at New York’s The Power Station with


the production techniques of a little known guitarist called Andy Taylor who 3 plays with the obscure Duran Duran.

Grant, although he has admitted that personally he doesn’t own a Duran record is more than pleased at the publicity that this collaboration with a famous name is giving him. Marketing i techniques aside, the single Candybar Express, due for release in February, is a hot slab of dancefloor dilemma,

: catchy, driving and - need I say it?

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beautifully produced. For those hard-bitten live tans amongst us, it is . also nice to know that Love and Money

- can survive outside of studio wizardry.

theirlirst live performance last year was inspiringly powerful further proof that their gig at the DMD with label mates The Jazzateers and Hue and Cry is not to be missed. (Andrea Miller)